Shooting in BC Hours After Mounties Declare ‘Turf War’

Just hours after police in Surrey and Delta publicly named the suspects in a series of shootings over the past six weeks, there has been even more gunplay. Mounties say people in two cars opened fire at each other along 66th Avenue and 128th Street early this morning.

Both police forces say the shootings are linked to low-level drug trade and are calling this a ‘turf war.’

Mounties haven’t had much luck with the people involved because they’re not cooperating with investigators, instead they’ve released their photos with the hope others will come forward with information.

SFU Criminologist Rob Gordon says it can be a useful technique. “Usually when they release the photographs, it’s a shaming exercise which may or may not work. It depends very much on how connected the individual is to their community.”

“Police efforts are generally assisted when a community within a municipality like Surrey is aware of who’s involved in the illegal drug trade and related activities.”

– Read the entire article at News 1130.